While I usually like to keep my blog light-hearted and full of hilarity, sometimes I like to buckle down and get serious. Or as serious as I can. This week brought about many issues and a real eye-opener for me…while I always thought of myself as somewhat of an independent, I usually veer more towards liberal agendas and ideals. What I saw this week ultimately sickened me and made me see how truly ignorant and disgusting some people can be. One thing I love so much is poor, hate filled people claiming to be republican.
Let’s start with the cookie fiasco. Oreo posted a picture of a multi-colored creme filled Oreo cookie with the word Pride written underneath. For more details here is an article. The backlash and support for Nabisco blew exploded. People showed their support for a public company expressing their views on tolerance in what was probably a publicity attempt to generate buzz (IT WORKED!) Also: See JC Penny and the Planned Parenthood media bomb. I knew better than to click on the links of disgusting people writing disgusting things…but I did it anyway. I want you to take a look at some of these comments. What the hell. What the hell is wrong with this goddamn country. It’s 2012 and this shit still exists? I knew there was intolerance. I knew there was hatred…but…this? I was astonished. These people, quoting the bible and their backwards views on religion blasted Oreo and their stance. I love bigotry. I love how blind these people are. They find something to hate and back it up with religion. I’m sure that’s just what Jesus wanted. Let’s take a step back and see what some of these people also do…but choose to ignore:
Tattoos. No tattoos. Leviticus 19:28
Divorce. Mark 10:8
Eating Shellfish. Leviticus 11:10
Pulling out or Masturbation. Genesis 38:9-10
Round Haircuts. Leviticus 19:27
And maannnyy maaannny more. Think I’m lying? Look it up. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against religion of any kind. Hell, I majored in ancient religions and mythology in college. I love religion and it can be a great thing, but when used to generate and rationalize hatred an violence, it becomes very ugly. I’m not just ragging on Christianity here, all religions have and do suffer from this. Religion is an amazing tool that can bring hope, peace, and love, if we weren’t so human. It irks me when people quote and misinterpret God’s word to stomach their own ignorance.
I don’t know why people can’t just be allowed to do what they want. All this access hatred and fear is unnecessary and wrong. I never understood it, and I never will. Don’t like gay people? Don’t be gay. Easy enough. Don’t go out of your way and waste your energy, time, and money to prevent other people from living their lives. I must have missed the part of the bible where God told ignorant rednecks to beat up gay people and shoot up abortion clinics. It must have been in between “Thou shall not kill” and “Honor Thy Neighbor” or something…
The Tea Party disgusts me. That’s a well known fact. These attention loving douchebags go on the news and blow their tops raving about gay marriage, illegal immigration (get me started), gun control, and “Getting Ammmmrriica back to it’s moral roots”. If they shut up for a second and focused their efforts on trying to restore this country to what it once was - a place for all people to come together and make a better life for their families and fellow man, maybe something would happen. You know what’s more important than making sure Billy Bob has 100 guns? Making sure the average person can get a job. Or what is more important than blowing asswads of money and time on rallies to overturn gay marriage laws and abortion rights? Anything else. I want to see this country great. I know it’s an amazing place to live and I am thankful for everything it has given me, but this kind of poison needs to stop. So Teabaggers, I grant you this. I will tell you what so many of you stoically told me when I griped about Bush being in office. If you don’t like it, get out. Because clearly that is what our forefathers wanted this democracy to be. I will not tell you that “In God We Trust” wasn’t even added to paper money until 1956. I could go on and on about how this country was founded on religious freedom and that no man would be persecuted based on his religious beliefs. Be he Christian, Jewish or Islam (yes, they even existed back then!). But no, keep on hating everything that means change. Keep denying simple truths. Keep spreading the word of your corrupted, hate-filled mockery of a God. Yahweh have mercy. Look it up.
Obamacare derr derrr! This blew up today. Whew. I saw it all over Facebook and the news. I am happy and shocked. Shockingly happy if you will. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was deemed constitutional today, much to the chagrin of most conservatives and that fat, goblin of a man Rush Limbaugh. He said if it was deemed constitutional, he would move. I will personally shell out the money to buy the UHaul. I don’t understand the gripe about this. I never claimed I knew the world about politics, or congress or how these things work, and I will never claim to. But do you know what I do know? People, especially in a first world country, deserve a chance to stay healthy and survive. I saw a hilarious article today stating right wingers were furious and they were going to move to Canada. To Canada…where tuition costs are included in your taxes…and they have a healthcare system that…wait a second. Let’s check the internets… “Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly funded health care system, which is mostly free at the point of use and has most services provided by private entities.” AAAWHHHAAAA??? SOCIALISM!!! OH GOD, THE COMMUNISTS!!! Jesus Christ, read a book. This made me smile. This act needs some work, as do all, but people are complaining about money and taxes. Can you, in good will, put a price on a human life? I can’t. I never would. If this act saves one life, it would be worth it. I saw a Harvard study today that stated this would save approximately 450,000 lives over ten years. These lives are people that normally couldn’t afford treatment, are denied treatment from insurance due to preexisting medical conditions, or could otherwise not get treatment. Even if this is 1/10 accurate, it is worth it.
Well, that’s my political beef, thanks for reading. I may not be right, I could be flat out wrong, but it’s my opinion, and this is American DAMMIT! ;-)